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Scott Perlo is the Rabbi of Adat Shalom in West Los Angeles. Like most leaders who work professionally in the religious world today he has encountered people who claim to be “spiritual but not religious.”

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The days of summer must be offering meagre substance for professional Op-Ed journalists who have found themselves reduced to filling their columns with announcements of the death of what they label “the liberal churches” of North America.

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Most commonly people of my generation are identified as “Baby Boomers”. But perhaps it is time to get over locating the focal point of our identity in the decade of our birth.

Those of us born between 1946 and 1964 might want to consider finding a way to rebrand ourselves….

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Sixty-eight years ago today, Alfred Delp was arrested in Munich and imprisoned in Tegel Prison in Berlin. Six months later he was executed by hanging, just three months before General Alfred Jodl signed Gemany’s unconditional surrender, bringing to an end 12 years of Nazi terror in Germany…. Read more at

Recently, I found myself standing in church singing a hymn I do not recall having sung before.

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“Colorado Shooter: Insane or Just Plain Evil?” by , Jul 25, 2012 4:45 AM EDT

Is “Just Plain Evil” a legal definition? Is it a helpful definition? Or were the editors of “The Daily Beast” trying to make a theological point when they created the headline for Shapiro and Pelisek’s article on the legal strategies to be employed in the trial of James Holmes?

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1Then God spoke all these words:

2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3you shall have no other gods before me.

4You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. (Exodus 20:1-4)

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On March 15, 1939, when the Nazis marched into Prague, Jacob Edelstein and his fellow Zionist leaders had the opportunity to flee. But they chose to remain in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and work to support the remaining Jewish population.

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David Cullen was one of the first reporters on the scene at Columbine High School in 1999 after the tragic actions of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold left thirteen dead.

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What are the commitments that have the capacity to enable gentleness?

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